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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

WSU forward DJ Rodman shoots the ball during an NCAA men’s basketball game against Arizona, Jan 26.

Cougs to play first game of the Apple Cup

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen reporter February 9, 2023

WSU men’s basketball (10-15, 5-9 Pac-12) does not have many games left in the season to turn things around and make it into a successful year. Fortunately, every win against University of Washington (13-12,...

WSU guard Charlisse Leger-Walker looks to make a play during an NCAA basketball game against Stanford, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU women’s basketball to aim high against two top-25 opponents

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor February 9, 2023

The Cougs have been on the cusp of transforming their national perception from a good team to a great team practically all year. Against No. 25 Colorado and No. 7  Utah — two teams they lost to earlier...

The Miami Heats LeBron James (6) has his shot blocked by the San Antonio Spurs Kawhi Leonard during the second half in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena in Miami, June 12, 2014.

Where were you when LeBron became scoring king?

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen reporter February 9, 2023

“The Chosen One.” LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the all-time scoring record in the NBA, Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The title of King James has never been more accurate than it...

Using sports as a date

Cougar sports as dates, ranked

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen reporter February 9, 2023

Pullman is not the busiest town. I think we can all accept that to be true, regardless of our love for it. This means that date options can be somewhat limited, especially for those without reliable means...

WSU guard TJ Bamba dribbles the ball during an NCAA men’s basketball game against ASU, Jan 28.

Cougs drop another against UCLA

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen reporter February 7, 2023

There was reason to be hopeful for this one. Unfortunately, that hope was unfounded, as the Cougs fell by more than 20 points Saturday. The final score was 76-52, a far cry from the single-point loss...

WSU guard Charlisse Leger-Walker goes up for a shot during an NCAA basketball game against Cal, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

Kamie Ethridge captures 150th win as D-I head coach, Cougars win 70-60

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor February 6, 2023

Head coach Kamie Ethridge’s 150th career victory was a pretty standard Wazzu win. WSU women’s basketball (16-7, 6-6 Pac-12,) with two ranked road wins so far in the 2022–23 season have established...

WSU forward Ula Motuga jumps for a layup during an NCAA basketball game against Stanford, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Pullman, Wash.

WSU women’s basketball cannot compete with No. 2 Cardinal, lose 71-38

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor February 5, 2023

This Cougar women’s hoops season was off to a historic 15–6 start. A blowout 71-38 loss to the No. 2 team in the nation should not dampen anything for a WSU women’s basketball team (16–7, 6–6 Pac-12)...

WSU center Mouhamed Gueye passes the ball during an NCAA men’s basketball game against ASU, Jan 28.

Cougs spoil career game from Gueye

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen reporter February 5, 2023

WSU men’s basketball (10–15, 5–9 Pac-12) played USC (17–6, 9–3 Pac-12) in a rematch of a big Cougar win on New Year's Day. Round two with USC ended with the Cougs down 10. However, this was...

WSU guard Justin Powell shoots the ball during an NCAA men’s basketball game against Arizona, Jan 26.

Cougs to play a pair in Los Angeles

HAYDEN STINCHFIELD, Evergreen reporter February 2, 2023

WSU men’s basketball (10-13, 5-7 Pac-12) had a couple of good games against the Arizona schools and came away with a 1-1 record in the homestand. Now the Cougars are on the road to face USC (15-6, 7-3...

Damian Lillard dribbling the ball up the court.

Legacy and Future: Damian Lillard

LUKE WESTFALL, Evergreen reporter February 2, 2023

Damian Lillard looks to be a surefire Hall of Famer, potentially the best player in the history of the Portland Trail Blazers, and one of the greatest guards of all time. So the question is, how did he...

WSU center Bella Murekatete jumps for a layup during an NCAA basketball game against UCLA, Jan. 22.

WSU women’s basketball beats No. 19 Arizona

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor February 2, 2023

Despite Charlisse Leger-Walker having an off game in only her second game back, WSU women’s basketball beat the No. 19 Arizona Wildcats on their home court, 70-59 in a total team effort. The win over...

WSU guard Tara Wallack dribbles the ball during a NCAA basketball game against USC, Jan 20th.

WSU women’s basketball conquer Sun Devils in Tempe for first time in 10 years 

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor January 31, 2023

WSU women’s basketball (15-6, 5-5 Pac-12) won their first game in Tempe, Arizona against the Sun Devils in 10 years, beating ASU 61-57. The last road win Wazzu recorded was Feb. 1, 2013. Charlisse...

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